Mcleodganj, a hill station in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh, is a part of Dharamshala is one of the few places in India where you can witness the culture of both Indian and Tibetan perfectly blended living in harmony and peace. It is home to the 14th Dalai Lama; the famous Tibetan spiritual leader is renowned for visiting this region in India.
Mcleodganj is located on the Dhauladhar range of mountains situated at the altitude of 6831ft above sea level one of the most mesmerizing landscapes in Himachal Pradesh which attracts tourists from all over the world. The hills are filled with bounties of picturesque monasteries, museums, waterfalls, lakes, and Tibetan temples with stunning backdrops and thriller adventure activities make Mcleodganj a popular destination.
Mcleodganj region has the most exciting places to witness as tourists such as Namgyal Monastery where Dalai Lama resides, scenic places such as Dal lake, karri lake, Bhagsunath Temple and Waterfall, Nandi viewpoint, Minkiani Pass, Dharamkot are some of the eccentric eye-catching places to visit in Mcleodganj region.
Mcleodganj offers a lot of trekking points such as the Kareri river trek, Triund lake, Indrahar pass trek are some of the popular points for trekking in these regions.
You can shop for exclusive handicrafts and jewelry exploring the cafes and vibrant restaurants and a number of outdoor activities which gives you a memorable experience for a lifetime.
Here are some exciting places to visit in this region
- Bhagsu waterfalls
- Triund hill
- Tsuglagkhang complex
- Namgyal Monastery
- Naddi viewpoint
- Tibetan museum
- Indrahar pass
- Dal lake
- Sunset point
- Guna Devi temple
- Norbulingka Institute
- Minkiani pass
- Kangra Fort
- Kareri lake
- Naam Art Gallery
These are some of the best places to sightsee in the Mcleodganj region.
The Bhagsu waterfalls are located on the main road which commences from Mcleodganj main road which connects Dharamshala and Mcleodganj is known for its lush green surroundings and where travelers can take a dip in freezing water is one of the ideal locations for vacation with families and friends. The Bhagsu trek commences from Waterfall is one for the intermediate trek for beginners at elevated 2400ft. The Bhagsunath Temple is the main prime area to visit near the Waterfalls is considered a religious spot. It offers spectacular views of Dhauladhar ranges of mountains and peaks which gives picturesque views of the villages on the foothills of Dhauladhar.
If you are a trekker or adventure enthusiast then trekking to Triund hill in the Mcleodganj region is a perfect destination that offers breathtaking views of the entire Kangra valley which takes you to the landscapes and rocky terrains which is so captivating yet filled with a thrilling experience and visual treat for trekkers during their camping here. Triund is described as Crown Jewel of Dharamsala which offers great views of stargazing overnight soaking in the Himalayas lap of nature which is an official treat for beginners and professionals alike.
Visit Dal lake
Renamed after the Dal lake of Srinagar this beautiful lake next to Tibetan children’s village is surrounded by deodar trees which offers striking beauty with a lush scenic view of the lake where one can enjoy boating rides which one cannot miss.
The Tsuglagkhang Temple is the core essence of Mcleodganj is one of the significant places of worship for being the sanctuary of the Dalai Lama. The sanctuary has statues of Buddha, Chenrezig, and Guru Rinpoche in these shrines.
Church of st. John in the wilderness
St John church is located in Naddi village in Mcleodganj is a neo-Gothic architecture, which is among the top Mcleodganj tourist attractions. the church builds in dense woods which is why it gets to name as the oldest build structure in Dharamsala. Lord Ergin Reston place is located in the church area who was the viceroy of India. St John church is known for its architecture and pacifying vibes which give you the wilderness experience in the forest area.
Best time to visit Mcleodganj
The best time to visit the Mcleodganj region is during the winter season from October to February and between March to June in the summer season as the region experiences pleasant weather. It is best to avoid during the monsoon season from July to August as it experiences bad weather.